Awards & Winners

Independent Spirit Award for Best First Screenplay

Independent Spirit Awards

The Independent Spirit Award for Best First Screenplay is one of the annual awards given by Film Independent, a non-profit organization dedicated to independent film and independent filmmakers.
Date Established : 1995

Check all the winners of Independent Spirit Award for Best First Screenplay presented under Independent Spirit Awards since 1995 .

Will Reiser

Honored for : 50/50

Nominations 2012 »

Nominee Nominated Work
J.C. Chandor Margin Call
Will Reiser 50/50
Phil Johnston Cedar Rapids
Patrick deWitt Terri
Brit Marling Another Earth
Mike Cahill Another Earth

Lena Dunham

Honored for : Tiny Furniture

Nominations 2011 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Evan M. Wiener Monogamy
Dana Adam Shapiro Monogamy
Diane Bell Obselidia
Robert Glaudini Jack Goes Boating
Nik Fackler Lovely, Still
Lena Dunham Tiny Furniture

Geoffrey S. Fletcher

Honored for : Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire

Nominations 2010 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Geoffrey S. Fletcher Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire
Tom Ford A Single Man
David Scearce A Single Man
Sophie Barthes Cold Souls
Cherien Dabis Amreeka
Scott Cooper Crazy Heart

Dustin Lance Black

Honored for : Milk

Nominations 2009 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Lance Hammer Ballast
Courtney Hunt Frozen River
Dustin Lance Black Milk
Jenny Lumet Rachel Getting Married
Jonathan Levine The Wackness

Diablo Cody

Honored for : Juno

Nominations 2008 »

Nominee Nominated Work
John Orloff A Mighty Heart
Kelly Masterson Before the Devil Knows You're Dead
Zoe Cassavetes Broken English
Diablo Cody Juno
Jeffrey Blitz Rocket Science

Michael Arndt

Honored for : Little Miss Sunshine

Nominations 2007 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Dito Montiel A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints
Gabrielle Zevin Conversations with Other Women
Ryan Fleck Half Nelson
Anna Boden Half Nelson
Goran Duki? Wristcutters: A Love Story
Michael Arndt Little Miss Sunshine

Duncan Tucker

Honored for : Transamerica

Nominations 2006 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Kenneth Hanes Fixing Frank
Angus MacLachlan Junebug
Sabina Murray The Beautiful Country
Duncan Tucker Transamerica
Miranda July Me and You and Everyone We Know

Joshua Marston

Honored for : Maria Full of Grace

Nominations 2005 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Shane Carruth Primer
Rodney Evans Brother to Brother
Zach Braff Garden State
Joshua Marston Maria Full of Grace
Mario F. de la Vega Robbing Peter

Thomas McCarthy

Honored for : The Station Agent

Nominations 2004 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Karen Moncrieff Blue Car
Patty Jenkins Monster
Peter Sollett Raising Victor Vargas
Eva Vives Raising Victor Vargas
Thomas McCarthy The Station Agent
Catherine Hardwicke Thirteen
Nikki Reed Thirteen

Erin Cressida Wilson

Honored for : Secretary

Nominations 2003 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Laura Cahill Hysterical Blindness
Burr Steers Igby Goes Down
Neil Burger Interview with the Assassin
Heather Juergensen Kissing Jessica Stein
Jennifer Westfeldt Kissing Jessica Stein
Erin Cressida Wilson Secretary

Daniel Clowes, Terry Zwigoff

Honored for : Ghost World

Nominations 2002 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Richard Kelly Donnie Darko
Daniel Clowes Ghost World
Terry Zwigoff Ghost World
John Cameron Mitchell Hedwig and the Angry Inch
Michael Cuesta L.I.E.
Stephen M. Ryder L.I.E.
Gerald Cuesta L.I.E.
Jennifer Jason Leigh The Anniversary Party
Alan Cumming The Anniversary Party

Gina Prince-Bythewood

Honored for : Love & Basketball

Nominations 2001 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Ben Younger Boiler Room
David Gordon Green George Washington
Gina Prince-Bythewood Love & Basketball
Jordan Walker-Pearlman The Visit
Ross Klavan Tigerland
Michael McGruther Tigerland

Charlie Kaufman

Honored for : Being John Malkovich

Nominations 2000 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Charlie Kaufman Being John Malkovich
Kimberly Peirce Boys Don't Cry
Andy Bienen Boys Don't Cry
Anne Rapp Cookie's Fortune
Tod Williams The Adventures of Sebastian Cole
Mary Sweeney The Straight Story
John E. Roach The Straight Story

Darren Aronofsky

Honored for : Pi

Nominations 1999 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Lisa Cholodenko High Art
Matthew Weiss Niagara, Niagara
Darren Aronofsky Pi
Tamara Jenkins Slums of Beverly Hills
Sherman Alexie Smoke Signals

Neil LaBute

Honored for : In the Company of Men

Nominations 1998 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Steven Schwartz Critical Care
Paul Thomas Anderson Hard Eight
Neil LaBute In the Company of Men
Miguel Arteta Star Maps
Daniel J. Harris The Bible And Gun Club

Joseph Tropiano, Stanley Tucci

Honored for : Big Night

Nominations 1997 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Joseph Tropiano Big Night
Stanley Tucci Big Night
Suzan-Lori Parks Girl 6
Lisa Krueger Manny & Lo
Michael Scott Myers The Whole Wide World
Steve Buscemi Trees Lounge

Paul Auster

Honored for : Smoke

Nominations 1996 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Harmony Korine Kids
James Gray Little Odessa
Steve McLean Postcards From America
Kelly Reichardt River of Grass
Paul Auster Smoke

David O. Russell

Honored for : Spanking the Monkey

Nominations 1995 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Paul Zehrer Blessing
Kevin Smith Clerks
James Bosley Fun
David O. Russell Spanking the Monkey
Tom Noonan What Happened Was